Rebekah Top from Sonia Estep Designs

You might have seen that Patterntrace has partnered with In a Haystack this month. Kate provides a digital monthly sewing subscription and this month’s package included a treat from us, the Rebekah Top from Sonia Estep Designs and a fabric discount from Loubodu.    [responsive][/responsive] With such lovely things on offer I thought it’d be rude not to try them out! I decided (after a lot of thought, there are so many options!) to make the shirt length top, with a scoop neck and a straight sleeve. I knew I’d get the most wear out of that, but I…

What’s in a name?

A while ago we decided that our Swedish Tracing Paper needed a name of it’s very own. We enlisted the help of some of our customers to come up with a name fit for our haberdashery essential. We took all of the result and turned them over to our talented graphic designer who created this fab logo, and Patterntrace was born. After an age of waiting, I’m thrilled to say that we are now the proud owners of a trademark!  There’s no change at all to the paper, just the name, and after all, what’s in a name..?

Fabric by drape and weight

Created by Colette Patterns (and reposted with permission) this chart is a fantastic tool for checking that the fabric you’re about to buy over the internet is what you’re looking for! 

Swedish Tracing Paper Stockists

As well as buying online you can also find Creative Industry products in the following fabulous stockists; UK Dot to Dot Studio – East Hoathly, East Sussex Fabrics a go go – Sheerness, Kent Fiona’s Fabrics – Woodbridge, Suffolk Harvey Jacobs – Online Minerva Crafts – Online/Darwen, Lancs Ray Stitch – London Sew Crafty – Online SEWN – Bristol Sewisfaction – Online School of Sewing – Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire The Crafty Mastermind – Online Village Haberdashery – London Denmark Meter Meter – Aarhus  USA Style Maker Fabrics – Online For an up to date list please have…

Talking: The Foldline

The Foldline is a fabulous online sewing community the place to chat, swap skills and to top it all they have a super pattern search facility. I caught up with them for a chat; Let’s start from the beginning, who are you guys and how would you explain The Foldline to someone who’s never visited? We are Kate and Rachel and we run an online sewing community called The Fold Line. The site has a massive database of sewing patterns with a great search function and an active forum where you can chat to other like-minded sewists. There is…

Friends in the sewing business!

We’re considering selling our Maker’s Workbook in bulk packs (10/15?) for use in sewing classes, schools, or to people who just really want lots of them! 😉 Is this something that you/your school/local sewing shop/online fabric shop might be interested in? [one_half]Let us know by  Twitter or email![gap height=”30″] [/one_half] [one_half_last][gap height=”30″].[/one_half_last]      


Today we’ve teamed up with Josie from Fabric Godmother to bring you a long overdue giveaway! Together we’re offering a roll of our fabulous Swedish Tracing Paper,  ..a Maker’s Workbook for you to start planning your next project and to keep a lasting record of all of your makes.. [one_half][/one_half] [one_half_last][/one_half_last] ..and (as if that wasn’t enough..) a gorgeous 2m piece of this Peached Cotton Poplin.   To be in with a chance of winning just head over to the Fabric Godmother Blog and tell Josie which of their fabrics and patterns you would add to your ‘to-do’ list in…